Saints Sign Jacquizz Rodgers
The New Orleans Saints added a veteran to their offensive backfield over the weekend.
The team signed running back Jacquizz Rodgers on Saturday.
To make room on the roster for Rodgers, the Saints waived running back Rob Kelley.
After playing his college football at Oregon St., Rodgers was selected in the 5th-round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
After playing four seasons with the Falcons (2011-2014), Rodgers spent one year with the Chicago Bears (2015), prior to playing the last three seasons (2016-2018) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 5-foot-6, 205-pound Rodgers put together his best season in 2016, rushing for 560 yards and two touchdowns for Tampa Bay.
Last season, Rodgers rushed for 106 yards and a touchdowns on 33 carries, while catching 33 passes for 304 yards.
In parts of 8 career seasons, the 29-year old Rodgers has accumulated 2,067 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground, while compiling 216 catches for 1,590 yards and 5 scores in the receiving department.
Meanwhile, the Saints released Kelley, after just signing him on July 30th.
A native of New Orleans, Kelley attended O.Perry Walker High School, before playing his college football at Tulane.
The 26-year old Kelley spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins (2016-2018), rushing for 906 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Kelley's best season in Washington was 2016 when he rushed for 704 yards and six scores.